What is G.R.I.T.? G.R.I.T. represents the core values of Hand in Hand and stands for God, Relationships, Integrity and Truth. G.R.I.T. is what makes Hand in Hand different from other programs. Developed by our Executive Director David Douglas, G.R.I.T is a blueprint for learning life skills. It is a process of taking life's tools out of the toolbox and putting them to use. Hand in Hand has been using this program for over 4 years, which has allowed us to increase our retention and graduation rate.
God: The constant positive needed for change: True hope, healing, and recovery is only possible through the grace and truth that comes from Jesus Christ.
Relationships: Support during your renewal: True hope, healing, and recovery happens not in isolation but in a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ and the support and encouragement from a faith-based recovery community.
Integrity: Structural soundness for change: True hope, healing, and recovery compels us to live a morally upright life that is consistent with the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Truth: Validity is needed to produce renewal. True hope, healing, and recovery comes from receiving the truth of the Gospel and rejecting the lies of the enemy.
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So how did G.R.I.T. come about you might ask? Here is the short version. I am not a writer, but God is. I woke up in the middle of the night (after starting Hand in Hand). I started repeating GRIT in my mind. I have always been an entrepreneur, so I keep pen and paper beside my bed. As silly as this was, I wrote it down. The next morning as I was preparing for work, I saw the note with GRIT on it. I thought, this is the dumbest thing I have ever written down in my life. So, I threw it away. God wasn’t done with me or the idea, so as I was driving to work, God put on my mind, God, Relationship, Integrity and Truth. I thought, I might be able to use this. So, I started writing. I wanted to express to someone who had never thought about God, what and who He is. God wanted me to help others with their relationships through life experience and His word. He wanted me to tell people why integrity was so important. And last, God wanted me to share that He was truth, and that we should seek the truth in all that we do. Not what Google tells us, or what the world tells us, but to do our research and find truth with roots. This is a truth you can stand on and no one can talk you out of. David Douglas, Executive Director